President Biden recently announced his intent to nominate Peter Hendrick Vrooman to be the next Ambassador to Mozambique. The WH released the following brief bio:
Peter Hendrick Vrooman, Nominee for Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Republic of Mozambique
Peter Hendrick Vrooman, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, class of Minister-Counselor, is the U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Rwanda. Ambassador Vrooman recently served as the Chargé d’Affaires and Deputy Chief of Mission of the U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Prior to that he served as the spokesperson for the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi; Director for Iraq on the staff of the National Security Council in Washington, D.C.; and Deputy Political Counselor in Tel Aviv and at the U.S. Mission to the United Nations. He also worked at the U.S. embassies in Baghdad, Beirut, and Djibouti, as well as the U.S. Liaison Office in Mogadishu, Somalia. In Washington, he was a Watch Officer in the Department of State’s Operations Center and the Desk Officer for Algeria in the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs. A native of New York, Ambassador Vrooman graduated from Harvard College with a B.A. in Social Studies and earned an M.S. in National Resource Strategy from the National Defense University’s Industrial College of the Armed Forces, now known as the Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy. Prior to joining the Foreign Service, he worked as the special assistant to the President of the American University in Cairo.
If confirmed, Ambassador Vrooman would succeed Ambassador Dennis Walter Hearne, a career diplomat who was served in Maputo since January 2019.
.@USAmbRwanda Peter Vrooman today visited the #Ebola Isolation Unit at Ruhengeri Referral Hospital in @MusanzeDistrict. The Isolation Unit is being renovated by @USAID Ingobyi project in collaboration with @RwandaHealth. 5 more Units will be renovated across the country. pic.twitter.com/KCFmRojxSs
— USAID Rwanda (@USAIDRwanda) November 18, 2019
President #Kagame this afternoon received credentials of Peter Hendrick Vrooman, the new US Ambassador to Rwanda.
The 52 year-old career diplomat most recently served at the U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, as deputy chief of mission. pic.twitter.com/vTiQQmQCLl
— The New Times (Rwanda) (@NewTimesRwanda) April 6, 2018